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02-22-2017, 11:26 PM   #1
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Daily in March 2017 - discussion thread

Welcome to the "Daily in" March 2017 Challenge (aka DIC) here at Pentax Forums!

Aim of the Game: Shoot daily with any camera/lens you want and post one picture each day of the month to this group challenge. Our desire when starting this challenge was to be similar in culture to the popular "Single In" Challenge (aka SI or SIC) here at Pentax Forums, but to instead be able to use any lens/gear we want any day of the month. There is no limitation to what camera gear you use for this challenge.

Additionally for film shooters, you can post your film shot for the day according to the day you scan your image, if you want. We just ask that you also note the approximate date when the image was exposed, if possible. And of course any gear, film type and exposure setting details you might be able to provide are always appreciated.

Commenting: Posting our pictures to the daily threads for the month allows other participants to comment on them. Conversely, itís hoped that you will comment on the pictures posted by the other members as well. Please donít be shy if you donít have much photographic experience or are a Forum newbie. Your personal reactions to photographs are just as valid as any. We aim to be a friendly group and with regular commenting, weíll soon be enjoying the camaraderie.

The rewards: Daily shooting and sharing is great fun and challenge! As with the Single In Challenge, youíll see what other members achieve with their selected gear that will sometimes be the same gear youíve chosen for that day. In the comment banter youíre likely to pick up some photographic tips and ideas. As the month progresses it can become quite demanding to keep shooting and posting every day (itís a challenge, remember) but youíll always be encouraged by other participants. Worried about LBA and GAS? - this game wonít help you!

Note: This 'Daily Challenge' started in January 2016 when a few regular members of the 'Single In Challenge' wanted to have a similar daily shooting/posting challenge format and interactive culture with the key difference of being able to switch the gear up during the month whenever desired. That said, if you're here considering whether or not to join the Daily Challenge for a month and haven't yet tried a month of the Single In Challenge, we enthusiastically encourage you to try one... Simply put, spending a whole month shooting daily and sharing with the same lens is a great way to get to know your gear.

How to participate:

1. Join the Group to be able to post pictures; you only have to do this once. The groupís name is ďDaily Challenge (By Month)Ē. Youíll find a clickable link on that forum page to join the group.

2. Store your pictures in an on-line album somewhere. This could be the Pentax Forum, or others such as Flickr, etc. Flickr is the most commonly used host, and makes it easiest for others to comment on your pictures.

3. Post your daily image into the daily picture thread in the Daily Challenge (By Month) group page. That image should link to where your image is hosted. That's it!

** Some of us may be participating in both the Daily Challenge and the Single In challenges for the month. When this is the case, it should be a different image posted to each challenge for the same day.

** If you are going to be linking to your images in a Pentax Forum album, just ask for advice below if needed.

** If you are posting a link to Flickr, just click on the sharing icon below your selected picture at flickr.com and a window will open displaying the BB code. Select the 1024px size, then copy and paste the BB code into the Daily Challenge (By Month) group page in the Pentax Forum.

** If you're a Flickr member, then here is the Flickr group to join: Daily Challenges (Pentax Forums)
Please remember to add your posted images to this Flickr group.

Each day, youíll see a new thread of pictures grow in the Daily Challenge (By Month) group page. By clicking on each picture in the daily thread you should be redirected to the photographerís image page wherever it's hosted and there you will be able to add a comment and read/interact with those of others.

When you post your picture each day to the daily thread, please specify the camera/lens combination with your picture eg 'K5 & DA15 Ltd'. This makes it easy for others to note what gear youíre using. This is especially helpful for this Daily Challenge where our chosen lenses and/or cameras for each day may be changing frequently.

The thread youíre reading now is the 'Discussion Thread' for Game > Daily In March 2017 Challenge. It's is a separate discussion thread from the picture posting thread referred to above, so youíll probably want to subscribe to this discussion thread here as well to keep up with activities and develop a rapport with other Challenge members. Itís the place to ask questions, offer advice, share concerns, suggest improvements, and often just participate in general banter related to this monthís challenge.

** If you've been shooting daily pictures during the challenge month but have been away from the internet or have been too busy to post and want to back post your images to the daily threads for the month, please go for it. It is recommended in this case to also come back to the monthly thread here and post a comment to let the group know and provide some details to inspire us to visit your images.

This FAQ (made by Zorglub) may be helpful to understand the challenge process. It was created for the Single In Challenge so everything there also applies to this Daily Challenge with the key and major difference being that this challenge is not bound to the use of one Single lens for the month.

There is no limitation to what camera gear you use for this challenge. Anything goes!

Here we go! It is easier than it might seem at first. If you miss any days, donít worry about it. If you have any problems, please ask. Come and try!

So who's joining me for March?

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I'll tentatively put my hand up but I may miss a day here or there. It's been very enjoyable grabbing a variety of rarely used lenses from their boxes and giving them a bit of a run.

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I have been sorting through pix of previous winters, and judging from the past 9 years, we'll either be wearing shorts in March and cutting grass, or bundled up and shovelling snow. Should make for some interesting conditions in any case

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I will give it another go, may miss the odd day and even shoot the same stuff again
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I may miss a day here or there. It's been very enjoyable grabbing a variety rarely used lenses
Two reasons I enjoy the Daily In.
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Work has eased up and I have been trying to get into the swing of daily shooting, processing and posting over the last week or so .... I gonna give it whirl for March. I'm in!

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Something Sandy said earlier made me consider using the in-camera features more. That might what I'll do during this month here on the Daily In. Other than the HDR, interval shooting, and multiple exposure, I really haven't delved into everything the K-5 has to offer.

Come to think of it, I almost never use Tv or TAv modes, preferring AV and Manual.

Last, I have Cokin X Variable ND filter, I need to try that out, as well as dusting off the older square Cokin filters I have.
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I'm in this month. I may get a little flakey with my work schedule but think I can squeeze in time to post pictures and comments.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
Something Sandy said earlier made me consider using the in-camera features more. That might what I'll do during this month here on the Daily In. Other than the HDR, interval shooting, and multiple exposure, I really haven't delved into everything the K-5 has to offer.

Come to think of it, I almost never use Tv or TAv modes, preferring AV and Manual.

Last, I have Cokin X Variable ND filter, I need to try that out, as well as dusting off the older square Cokin filters I have.
What did Sandy say? And YES get those filters out! I will steal them from you if you don't!

Day off tomorrow and spending it at the Huntington Libary in Pasadena with Abigail and Hannah. Shouldn't be a problem having a picture for tomorrow...

http://www.huntington.org/

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spending it at the Huntington Libary in Pasadena
I've seen that online, and my friend has visited it, I look forward to seeing it in person one day. The Huntington Family once owned Brookgreen Gardens in SC, which I have visited.
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I've seen that online, and my friend has visited it, I look forward to seeing it in person one day. The Huntington Family once owned Brookgreen Gardens in SC, which I have visited.
I see the resemblance. The Huntington here offers free entrance for the first Thursday of each month, for a limited number of those (like myself) prepared to hammer their server at 9am sharp on the first day of the prior month as tickets are gone within a minute or so according to their site... Winning the free passes made for a good excuse for a day off... The only downside is I realized too late today to try again for next month, but I'd probably feel like a glutton getting in for free again after this time...
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Winning the free passes made for a good excuse for a day off...
It's always good to have a day off, especially midweek, I should do the same soon. The Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond is worth seeing, and since spring is making its presence known, it will be a rich environment for shots.
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Hi to all,
I will make photos (almost) every day. Pentax 67 and the 105 (Takumar Edition) it is. Scanning will take some time and I will not have much time because of exams and projects which have to be finished this month. I Hope this partial taking part is okay to all of you.
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